Latte Delight Crochet Blanket

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This latte delight crochet blanket pattern is full of texture as it uses the Alpine stitch to achieve this lovely feel.  Pairing this crochet stitch with the self-striping yarn makes this pattern a fun project.

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Latte Delight Crochet Blanket
Latte Delight Crochet Blanket

Alpine Crochet Stitch

The Alpine crochet stitch is a beautiful combination of the double crochet stitch and front post double crochet. This texture can be used for blankets for adults, baby blankets, lap afghans, hats, shawls, and scarves.

This is so versatile and the look of the colors blending when paired with the texture create a gorgeous look.

Self Striping Latte Yarn
Self Striping Latte Yarn

Latte Stripe Yarn

All you do is stitch and let the self-striping colors do all the work. A few weeks ago, I needed to get one skein of Royal Blue Caron Simply Soft yarn for the Bobble Blanket Decked in Blue Pattern. Therefore, I just had to go into the yarn store.

Well, I purchased more yarn than what I needed. I really was trying to stick to just getting the one skein of yarn that I needed.

However, I walked past this Latte Striping yarn; immediately, I could see this yarn made into a blanket using the Alpine Crochet Stitch. This is the result.

If you are looking for a crochet pattern for a blanket for that male, this would be perfect.

A beautiful thick fabric that drapes beautifully.

Alpine Stitch Textured Afghan
Alpine Stitch Textured Afghan

Vintage Crochet Stitch

This crochet stitch is increasing popularity and it’s beautiful texture, the Alpine stitch can be used for many projects. I have a few vintage books that have beautiful crochet blanket patterns using this stitch.

Create the charming texture using the alternating double crochet and extended front post double crochet stitches. Add a row of single crochet in between the double crochet rows and you have a quite easy pattern that is easy to remember.

Textured Crochet Blanket in Brown and Tan
Textured Crochet Blanket in Brown and Tan

Crochet Stitches Used in the Latte Delight Crochet Blanket

Find crochet tutorials for this and many others.

Below the crochet pattern, there are video tutorials on how to create the Alpine Stitch.

Additionally, this blanket starts with the no chain double crochet. This is a great way to create a solid stitch to support your crochet border. Sometimes, when having just a chain stitch and a double crochet added, it can pull when the round of single crochet is added for the crochet border.

Essentially, when this stitch is used, the chain stitch and first row of double crochet are completed at the same time. If you have never tried this, no worries, there is a video link to the tutorial further down in this post.

Latte Delight Blanket on a Bed
Latte Delight Blanket on a Bed

Crochet Pattern Stitch Notes

The CH 2 in the Alpine Stitch row counts as a Double Crochet. Because the Alpine stitch height is not as tall as a double crochet, the CH 2 is used at the beginning of the row rather than the normal CH 3.

The CH 2 in the Single Crochet row does not count as a stitch. This helps have a better spot to insert the crochet hook on the next row.

Alpine Stitch Tutorial

There is a couple of rows of set up before you get started on the Alpine Stitch. Start with an even number of stitches, first row chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) single crochet in every stitch across and turn. Row 2, chain 2 (counts as first DC) and double crochet in each stitch across and turn. Next, Row 3, chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) single crochet in every stitch across and turn. Row 4, chain 2, [front post double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch] Repeat between [ ] across end with a double crochet. Repeat rows 3 and 4.

  • When repeating rows 3 and 4, if the stitch below is a DC, then FPDC in the ST SP, if it is a FPDC, then DC in the ST SP. In other words, every time there is a DC, you work a FPDC, every time there is a DC, work a FPDC. Alternating those two stitches across the row.
  • The next row is a SC.

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Front post stitches are raised crochet stitches on the surface of the fabric facing you. Note: Because a post stitch is shorter than a normal stitch, you make the turning chain with one chain stitch less than the normal turning chain requires. Yarn over, insert the hook from front to back between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below. Then insert the hook from the back to the front between the posts of the second and third stitches. (The hook should now be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet that you are working around). Yarn over, pull the yarn around the post of the stitch. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull the yarn through 2 loops on the hook. Lastly, yarn over again and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Latte Delight Crochet Blanket On High Backed Chair
Latte Delight Crochet Blanket On High Backed Chair

Directions: Latte Delight Crochet Blanket

Gauge

12 Single Crochet X 15 Rows = 4 inches

Size

52 inches wide X 56 inches long

Changing the size of this blanket is achieve by adding or subtracting 1 foundation stitch. Additionally, the length can be altered by adding or decreasing the rows.

Abbreviations

CH = Chain Stitch

DC = Double Crochet

SC = Single Crochet

SL ST = Slip Stitch

ST = Stitch

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

NCDC = No Chain Double Crochet

[ ] = repeat between the [ ]

Materials

Latte Strips Red Heart Yarn. Approximately 12 skeins or 2,832 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here

Size J Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

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Get Your AD Free PDF Printable Here Latte Delight Crochet blanket

Prevent Curling

The key to prevent curling of this stitch is to make sure that you do not crochet tightly. Bring up the yarn when working those extended front post double crochet stitches. If you can loosen up your tension, that will also help as well. However, if you still have any unwanted curling, you can try using a larger crochet hook. Note, that will change the size of the blanket.

For those of you that do not like weaving your yarn ends in, this crochet project is for you. With this self striping yarn, it is perfect for joining your yarn with a secure knot and continue crocheting whenever you run out of a skein of yarn. This way, there are only the beginning and ending yarn pieces to weave in. Here is a quick video tutorial on how to make this easy knot.

Directions

Begin with 140 No Chain Double Crochet. Turn

(If you prefer to work the chain stitch first, just chain 143 Stitches and work a double crochet in the back bump starting in the 4th chain from the hook).

Row 1

CH 2 (counts as DC). Work the Alpine stitch across (which is alternating between the FPDC and DC). End with a DC in the last ST. Turn

Row 2

CH 2 (does not count as a ST). SC in the same ST and each ST across. Turn

Row 3

CH 2 (counts as DC). Work the Alpine stich across (in this row the DC is worked in the previous row FPDC and the FPDC is worked in the previous row DC ST). End with a DC in the last ST. Turn

Row 4

CH 2 (does not count as a ST). SC in the same ST and each ST across. Turn

Row 5

CH 2 (counts as DC). Work the Alpine stitch across (which is alternating between the FPDC and DC). End with a DC in the last ST. Turn

Rows 6 – 155

Row 155 should be a Alpine Stitch row.

Continue alternating between the SC row and the Alpine ST rows.

Easy Crochet Border close-up
Easy Crochet Border close-up

Crochet Border

Round 1

Continue with the yarn and crochet row 156 the SC row. Continue crocheting a SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner ST. Note: when working the sides of the blanket, I was able to get 2 SC in each of the rows. Join with a SL ST to the initial CH ST of row 156.

Round 2

For this round and the rest of the rounds, make sure that the Alpine Stitch side of the blanket is facing you.

CH 3, DC in each ST around with 3 DC in each corner ST. SL ST into the top CH of the first CH 3.

Round 3

CH 1, SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner ST. SL ST into the first CH 1 ST.

Round 4

CH 3, DC in each ST around with 3 DC in each corner ST. SL ST into the top CH of the first CH 3.

Round 5

CH 1, SC in each ST around with 3 SC in each corner ST. SL ST into the first CH 1 ST.

Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Left Hand Crochet Tutorial: Alpine Stitch Tutorial

Front Post Double Crochet

No Chain Double Crochet Tutorial

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